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Friday, July 21, 2017

Christmas 2017 (7-21)


I am using some printed Christmas images left over from last year (QKR Stampede digi) combined with an sentiment from Stampin' Up.  I tried something different for coloring the image.  For me, water color and printer ink don't work well together, so I experimented.  I used a dry aqua brush and SU chalk to give a rustic look to the robe. For a slightly shabby look, I cut the panels with my dull blade - it roughs up the edges a bit.    I used a marker for the shepherd's crook and a shiny burgundy for the "rope" that holds his head dress in place.  (I am sure there must be a name for that rope....)
Embellishments:  plaid washi tape; black ribbon; silver  strip that was the negative from a sheet of stickers.  I used some glitter glue on these two strips.  More - burgundy jewels, acrylic star, Quickutz embossing folder.  These are all supplies I have had for a while - a couple of years at least.
Challenges:   
Sketch:   Stella Says Sketch
O is for Old (Christmas)  ABC Christmas Challenge
Christmas / Bingo (left column):    Catch the Bug
TicTacToe (left column):   Tuesday Throwdown
Christmas in July:  Deep Ocean 
                                  Aud Sentiments
                                  Frilly and Funkie
                                  Dragonfly Journeys
                                  Crafty Gals Corner
Holiday:                  Paper Shelter.

 Seeing Stars:            Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Any:                          word Art Wednesday   
                                   Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge2
                                   Chalk n Stock.



























6 comments:

  1. Hi Dorothy! Such a sweet card and you're coloring turned out great. Thanks so much for joining my Christmas in July blog challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

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  2. Gorgeous card Dorothy :-) the image is so very cute and I love the monochromatic look, so pretty :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  3. Love your card!Thanks for sharing it with us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Lisa DT

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  4. Love the texture and your colour pallet. Thank you for sharing with us at Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra - Myrna DT. Also check out Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge - a weekly “themed” Christmas Challenge & Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge - a monthly Patterned Paper Challenge

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  5. Sweet holiday charm! I love the little shepard and his sheep. Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with us at the Frilly and Funkie Christmas in July Challenge!

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  6. What awesome stamps! I love the sentiment and soft coloring on the sweet shepherd. Gorgeous make and we are ever so thankful that you shared with us at Frilly and Funkie! Big hugs, Autumn

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